“Until we receive with an open heart, we are never really giving with an open heart.” ~ Brene Brown
You are not broken. You don’t need to be fixed.
Let’s understand what you’ve been experiencing – explore your journey up to now – and make sense of it together.
It’s ok to ask, to need, to feel, to be vulnerable.
We heal much more quickly when we welcome in a sense of safety to our system. Our nervous system can relax and we can step down from high alert.
One of the strongest foundations of a sense of safety is a feeling that we are connected to another or to others and that you belong. It can rewire our whole being, allowing us to let go, loosen up, open and receive the love that’s always there, waiting for us.
When we heal from what’s kept us locked up, caged in, exhausted and overwhelmed, we can return to a state of simplicity – and internal strength, resilience, possibility and joy. That’s the alchemy we perform when we heal.
The state of your body and the way you live in it is revealed by the way you move in the world. Women long to connect with their bodies and to access, express and learn about what is deeply in them.
Most of our work in the world is shaped by the demands of the outer world, rather than the inner rhythm of our bodies – now is the time to connect deeply with what is hidden, held and deep embodied within you, and with support, translate the messages that your body is holding.
There are patterns in your body which are supportive and there are chronic defensive holding tension patterns held in your body which inhibit and restrict your emotional and physical health in your life.
Mapping patterns in your body – you can begin to feel what you are holding – and when feeling safe, you can soften and release what is being deeply held in your muscles, bones, organs, pelvic floor and fascia – refining your ability to notice subtle sensations in the body.
Moving energy in your body may mean that you need to grieve a known or unknown past, pre or per-natal or intergenerational wound or expand the way you express yourself in the world. Reclaim the potential of your body, discover your inner mother and cultivate your true feminine nature.
We can tune in to the energetic patterns and qualities being held in your body. As a result of past early developmental or complex trauma, emotional stress, energy blocks and physical injuries.
Becoming aware of your body and beginning to tune in the subtle and deeply held energy in each and every inch of your body, gives you a new sense of attunement about your overall well-being as a more embodied sense of self.
During the process of body-focused embodied awareness, you may notice some areas of the body that are numb or feel disconnected. This type of noticing could be the result of early developmental or intergenerational family trauma, with the particular reasons for this, being completely unknown or hidden to you at this moment.
What is unresolved or traumatic for us – is held in the body and is waiting for resolution and expression. Unresolved internal or external relational conflicts can cause ongoing numbness or tension holding patterns in the body, that may not even be felt or known within you at this time.
Our overwhelm, chronic stress, numbness or freeze is a sign of the disconnection and disembodiment we’ve developed and inherited from personal, familial and even generational imprints.
Trauma takes a toll on us, and the body holds this.
You will enter unchartered territory. Becoming courageous in each moment – willing to feel all the uncomfortable feelings, and to hold seemingly contradictory truths at once about your experience. This work is freedom itself, and it is what empowers us to break the cycles of the past, and to influence future generations, to carve out a new legacy for ourselves and for our children.
– Addictions including being busy all of the time
– Chronic over thinking
– Unable to be present- always thinking about the past or the future
– Dysfunctional, unfulfilling relationships
– Chronic feelings of shame
– Exhaustion from always needing to perform and achieve
– I’m not good enough feelings
You can’t just understand it, you need to feel it.
Regulating your nervous system to feel safe is the ONLY way.
New patterns for the body are established while working with the body over time. To change a core body pattern there needs to be awareness, attunement to sensation, noticing breath and energy flow and repetition to reinforce a slowly emerging new pattern.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, Integrative Somatic Nervous System Therapeutic Healing Work, done in-person and online, is a process for healing a wide range of medical symptoms associated with emotional and physical pain and dysfunction, including:
-Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
-Chronic Emotional Concerns such as: Anxiety, Depression and Panic
-Chronic Stress and Tension
-Fibromyalgia and other Connective-Tissue Disorders
-Digestive Concerns and Disorders such as IBS
-Neurovascular or Immune Disorders
-Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
-Chronic Fatigue and Sleeplessness
Every day you endure stresses and strains and your body absorbs them. Unfortunately, these changes often cause body tissues to tighten and distort our system. These distortions can then cause tension to form around the brain and spinal cord resulting in restrictions. This can create a barrier to the healthy performance of the autonomic nervous system, and potentially every other system it interacts with.
What Happens in a Whole Body Health Somatic Practice session?
During a one-on-one session, you can choose to be either sitting on the couch in front of me, lying on the couch in front of me with pillows supporting you or on Zoom call, from your own home, we join together and listen to what is happening in your autonomic nervous system, your thoughts, as well as other systems in your body, including: your fluid body, connective tissue, breath, bones and skin.
When in-person touch sessions are safe to offer, you have this option to choose from too.
We take time to notice moment to moment – what your body and mind are telling us. Then we make adjustments to enhance emotional and physical somatic wellness. The autonomic nervous system communicates in sensation, emotion, images, and thoughts, as well as through subtle movements and gestures. It is through the vehicle of your nervous system that we find the tools we need to create balance and healing. This is a process of noticing threat and ease in your nervous system – along with witnessing and pausing for sensing what is happening in the here and now.
Whole Body Health Somatic Practice generates a body–wide experience of easing out of rigidity, tension or defensive body holding patterns (excess sympathetic or dorsal tone) and into the flowing ease of the ventral parasympathetic nervous system.
We are setting the conditions for flow to happen again in your nervous system. We have to encourage it with placing our attention into the present moment. There is a rhythm to the timing of the session, so I may ask you to pause and notice what is happening in the here and now, even when you are telling a story. This doesn’t mean I don’t want to hear what you have to say – I am listening to the language of your nervous system, and sometimes that means we need to pause to return to the present.
Sometimes we have old attempts at self-protection stuck in our physiology – and we may feel chronically shut down, stuck or frozen – if this is you, there is also a way to increase the capacity for the energetic “doing” part of the system. The practice of mindful awareness is at the heart of embodied healing, so as we re-encounter feelings and a sense of aliveness, we return to the vital presence that is at the core of being human.
This is deeply attuned work that is highly specialized for you. I want to help you learn about the messages held in your body and how your nervous system responds to stress and trauma. I will also help your body and mind feel safe at the level of the nervous system.
This is not the time to ignore yourself.
When we feel supported, we can renegotiate the survival energy that has been running through your nervous system for months or years of our lives.
I’m here with you.
You deserve love and safety, just because you are you.
This work is body-based.
Somatic. You learn it by embodying it, living it.
So it changes us at the deepest level.
The way you recognize and tend to your own needs.
The way you pay attention to the signals of your body.
The way you rest, move, the way you breathe, the way you live, work and love.
This is a deeply rooted approach to understanding attachment, how trauma imprints the body and trauma resolution and recovery through the body, and discovering your inner mother. Within a safe container, engage in a grounded, safe approach to healing trauma patterns.
Slow down – develop a fuller awareness of sensation, movement, and a more ease-full way of being. You will learn how to stay with your feelings slowly – instead of “checking out” when things feel difficult or scary.
I am now offering in-person sessions for those who would prefer to work in-person. I am also offering online sessions for those who feel more comfortable doing so.
With sensitive and individual attention, I can support you to find a greater sense of well-being through these powerfully effective teachings.
I see you.
I know you want to feel better.
Listen to your heart whispers and the longings it holds.
Holding you in my heart
Get in touch – and let’s talk about your experience now and how I can support you – and I will answer any questions you may have about working together.
with love from my heart, Kim xoxoxo
email@example.com / www.kimcochrane.ca
Whole Body Health Somatic Practice – Well-Being from the Inside Out.
Psychosomatic Body-Focused Practitioner – Deep healing at the level of the nervous system enables you to explore and expand your inner landscape where self – confidence and inner agency reside. When you heal your nervous system, you can more readily access deeper ways of knowing and being that include intuition, imagination, sensuality, and the subtle body of emotions. Get in touch to learn more about working with me – firstname.lastname@example.org
What to Expect During a Session
For true emotional and physical healing, I know that we can’t leave our body and how it feels and responds, out of the process. Each person needs something very specific in their healing journey, which is why it is so important to have a customized approach with sessions that are specifically tailored for you – a combination of emotionally-focused psychotherapy and body-focused Co-Regulating Touch work for trauma.
Get in touch to learn more about Co-Regulating Touch Bodywork for Trauma Resolution, Somatic Experiencing (SE), Connect with Your Ancestors with Family Systems Imprint Sessions & Individual Body-Focused Therapy Sessions – The Whoe Body Health Somatic Practice – Anxiety, Stress & Trauma Restorative Clinic – in-person, online or a mix of one or more of these sessions – and to set up a time to work together: email@example.com
Creating Well-Being Through Nervous System Regulation. Heal Relational Trauma – Break the Cycle of Inherited Family Trauma.
Nurturing Connection, Restoration & Building Resilience.
Easing the Body ~ Calming the Mind ~ Opening the Heart.
Somatic Experiencing ~ Somatic Practices ~ Co-Regulating Touch Bodywork for Trauma Resolution ~ Movement Practices ~ Whole Body Systems Approach for Healing Inflammation.
Somatic work can be done effectively online, as well as in person – online sessions are available for those who travel regularly, have a busy schedule, live far away from the office, or prefer to work from your own home – firstname.lastname@example.org